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Are you in Washington, DC during the month of August? Are you looking for things to do with your kids before they head back to school?

August is actually a great time to visit DC. You can look forward to weather 2 degrees cooler than July and shorter lines everywhere! On this website you can find information about all of the museums, attractions and restaurants available in DC year round and below are three ideas for some activities available as we approach the end of summer…


Peter Pan Tysons Corner

Peter Pan: Live in the Threesixty Theater

Full disclosure, we haven’t been to see this show yet, but we do have tickets. It looks like Cirque de Soleil meets live theater and I can’t wait!

  • Where: Tyson’s Corner: International Dr and Chain Bridge Rd, near Tysons Corner Center
  • Tickets: You can buy tickets online and the prices range from $30 – $105
  • When: The show has been extended to run through August 23rd
  • Click here for dates and times


National Geographic Museum

National Geographic: Indiana Jones and the Adventures of Archaeology

Do your kids love mysteries, adventure and the movies? Here is an exhibit for you, and you may be able to sneak in some learning too.

  • Where: National Geographic: 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC
  • Tickets: You can buy tickets online and prices range from $10 – $15
  • When: The exhibit is currently on display through January 3rd, 2016
  • Click here for more information

National Building Museum DC

The Beach

This is the much talked about summer exhibit at the National Building Museum. You may remember last year’s maze or the DC themed putt putt golf course two year’s ago. This year the museum has created an ocean of balls – the biggest ball pit you have ever seen. It is fun for all ages, but watch young children as it can be hard to stand up and the balls can swallow you up.

  • Where: The National Building Museum:  401 F St NW, Washington, DC
  • Tickets: You can buy tickets at the museum or online. Prices range from $3 – $16. Online tickets will only be sold through August 24th.
  • When: The exhibit runs through September 7th. The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am–5 pm, and Sunday, 11 am–5 pm. The last tickets are sold at 4pm on weekdays and 3pm on Weekends. Note that on Wednesdays the Museum stays open late until 9pm, but you will find older kids and adults there at this time so it may not be the safest time to take young children.
  • Click here for more information.

Have fun and enjoys these last days of summer!



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